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Google Translate getting split-screen iPad support with new update

by Jacob Kleinman | October 14, 2015October 14, 2015 3:20 pm PDT

Google Translate is already a pretty awesome app, but it’s about to get even better. The company just announced a couple of updates headed to its translation software in the next week.

The biggest improvement is split view support designed to work with Apple’s new iPad software. Once the update hits, you’ll be able to use Google Translate side-by-side with another app. That could be particularly useful for carrying out a conversation with a foreign friend over chat. You’ll also be able to quickly translate text from an online book or any website with a quick copy-and-paste.

Google is also rolling out support for instant translations into Arabic from English and German. The feature, which lets you point the camera at foreign text to translate it immediately, makes it possible to read another language without needing to type it out first. The app will ask you to download a small language pack for each language, but then you’re good to go.

Both new features should be available within the next few days. Hit the source link below for more info.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...